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Decision coming about future of New England shrimp fishing

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07

PORTLAND (AP) — A decision is coming this week about whether New England’s long-shuttered shrimp fishery can reopen.

New England shrimping, largely based in Maine, has been shut down since 2013. Regulators say the shrimp are suffering from poor reproduction and warming ocean temperatures.

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3 Maine agencies get grants to hire community police

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07

PORTLAND (AP) — The federal Department of Justice is giving three Maine law enforcement agencies a total of a half million dollars in funding to hire community policing officers.

The department says the largest grant is a $250,000 award to the Somerset County Sheriff ’s Department. The Madawaska Police Department and Jay Police Department are getting $125,000 each.

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Plan to change New England ocean stewardship up for debate

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07
BY PATRICK WHITTLE The Associated Press

PORTLAND

The federal government is close to enacting new rules about New England ocean habitat that could mean dramatic changes for the way it manages the marine environment and fisheries.

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TRI-STATE LOTTERIES

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07

Friday Mega Millions: 16-36-54-61-64

Megaball: 22 Megaplier: 3

Gimme 5: 3-16-21-24-36

Day Pick 3: 4-7-0

Day Pick 4: 2-2-8-2

Evening Pick 3: 2-6-0

Evening Pick 4: 8-0-6-7

Saturday

Powerball:

8-13-27-53-54 (4)

Megabucks Plus:

5-6-15-29-38 (4) Lotto America: 1-7-16-25-26 (8)

Day Pick 3: 4-0-5

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Sodoku

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Crossword

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Cryptoquote

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Dear Abby

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07

DEAR ABBY: My 25- year-old son, “Jay,” would like to come home for Christmas. I’m paying, so I made his reservation yesterday. Late last night, he told my husband he needs to go back two days early because of work. This change will cost around $150 more than the $215 I’m already paying.

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Response to the Tax Bill Should Start with ‘No’

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07
BY DOUGLAS ROOKS

What do we need to know about the Republican tax plan that is convulsing Washington, but which even the most attentive readers are having difficulty following?

It is this: The tax bills, both House and Senate versions, are a massive payoff for corporate contributors to both parties, and have almost nothing to do with benefiting the “middle class.”

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Today in History

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07

Today is Monday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2017. There are 34 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History

On Nov. 27, 1967, the Beatles album "Magical Mystery Tour" was released in the United States by Capitol Records.

On this date

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LL Bean’s beloved duck boots expecting record holiday season

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07
The Associated Press

FREEPORT

L.L. Bean is in the midst of another record-breaking year of sales for its iconic “duck boot,” and the Mainebased retailer says there will be enough boots to meet the holiday crunch.

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Maine Needs Business Tax Cuts

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07
BY PAUL CHACE

Business tax cuts have gained a lot of momentum since President Trump took office earlier this year, and hopefully might become reality with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act currently going through Congress.

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Public hearings planned on Amtrak expansion to Rockland

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07

ROCKLAND (AP) — The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority is planning a series of public meetings on expanding Amtrak service north to Rockland.

Executive Director Patricia Quinn said forums are going to be held between December and January in communities where Amtrak’s Downeaster would stop, including Rockland, Newcastle, Wiscasset and Bath.

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Navy wants small warships that pack a bigger punch

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07
BY DAVID SHARP The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1187854|title=|desc= THE GUIDED-MISSILE FRIGATE USS KAUFFMAN is honored at a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va. in this 2015 photo released by the U.S. Navy. The Kauffman was the last operational Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate to be retired.

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State grant helps Woodward Point land protection effort

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07
The Times Record

TOPSHAM

Land conservation organization Maine Coast Heritage Trust received a $400,000 grant from the State’s Land for Maine’s Future program to support the Woodward Point conservation project in Brunswick.

Last week, the LMF board agreed to invest more than $3 million in 15 projects across Maine.

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BTLT participating in Giving Tuesday national campaign

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07
The Times Record

BRUNSWICK

On Tuesday, The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust is participating in the #GivingTuesday campaign, raising funds to support educational programming at the Tom Settlemire Community Garden.

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Topsham K-9 Jobe receives body armor from nonprofit

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

TOPSHAM

One of the newest members of the Topsham Police Department has received body armor to protect him while on patrol.

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Holiday happenings

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Quiet zones report in December

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Whether it’s feasible to implement quiet zones in Brunswick will be known next month.

Gorrill Palmer Consulting Engineers were tasked with studying the viability and cost of creating such zones in seven locations in town, and its report will be reviewed by Brunswick town officials in December.

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Volunteers raise money ahead of pilings appeal

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

PHIPPSBURG

Volunteers in Phippsburg are working hard to raise money to cover the legal fees of an appeal of the Department of Environmental Protection’s decision to allow the pilings at Popham Beach to be removed.

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